Making charcuterie boards is my new favorite for parties and small gatherings. I haven’t quite mastered it yet but it’s a fun thing to practice. It’s especially fun to practice snack/dessert ones because no matter how they turn out, my kids and their friends have no problem eating them. I made a s’more’s charcuterie board for our Polar Express party around the holidays and it was a hit with the kids. Our next 2 kid’s parties are Power Ranger and horse back riding themed… so I’m not sure how to make a charcuterie board for their of those, so I jumped ahead to Valentine’s Day. A Valentine’s Day charcuterie board is fun because there are so many red, pink and white foods you can add.
I love shopping at Trader Joe’s for supplies for any party because I feel like they have great prices and fun snacks and desserts. So for this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board, all the supplies are from Trader Joe’s. I figure it will make it super easy for you to re-make with everything at one store. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, it can still be made with similar items found elsewhere. Here’s what we got for it:
Trader Joe’s Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board Shopping List:
- Joe’s O’s (we did chocolate and vanilla but you don’t really need both)
- Yogurt covered pretzels
- Heart shaped chocolates (these come in little boxes of 8 for $1.50)
- Heart Shaped Jelly Beans (these come in a bag for .99)
- Mini Chocolate Filled Cookies
- Strawberry Yogurt O’s Cereal
I tried to balance it out the best I could: lots of sweet treats with some red & pink fruit mixed in. The first time I made this, to “practice” I gave it to my kids after school on a Friday and their heads nearly exploded. Luckily we had friends coming by later on to help them finish the treats. I have a few other Valentine events coming up that I hope to make the board for. The good thing is not only is Trader Joe’s more cost efficient for most of the fruits and treats, with the TJs haul listed above, I definitely was left with enough supplies to make at least 2 boards. I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day charcuterie board!
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